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  • Trump will cripple states if he reverses marijuana legalization

    07/11/2017 2:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 11, 2017 | Jesse Ventura, former governor of Minnesota
    Last month I gave the keynote address at the Cannabis World Congress Business Expo in New York City. CWCBExpo is the trade show for the cannabis industry. I had the pleasure of meeting thousands of like-minded cannabis activists, and the experience was truly refreshing and inspiring on many levels. I learned firsthand that those in the legal cannabis industry — whether they're growing hemp, medical marijuana or recreational marijuana in Colorado or California or Oregon or wherever — have formed a united front. Everyone at the convention was looking to work together to come up with solutions on how to...
  • Bill O’Reilly Apologizes for Calling Maxine Waters’ Hair a ‘James Brown Wig’

    03/29/2017 5:58:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    variety.com ^ | 3/28/17 | Seth Kelly
    Bill O’Reilly apologized on Tuesday after he sparked backlash for calling Maxine Waters’ hair a “James Brown wig.” “As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs,” O’Reilly said. “I said that again today on Fox & Friends calling her ‘old school.’ Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize.”
  • Rep. Walter Jones becomes first Republican to call on Nunes to step aside in Russia probe

    03/29/2017 4:22:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/28/17
    North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones on Tuesday became the first congressional Republican to call for fellow party member Rep. Devin Nunes to step aside from leading the House Intelligence Committee’s probe into alleged ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign.
  • Bush's farewell message to Iowa: Stop Trump

    02/01/2016 2:46:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/1/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Jeb Bush, trailing badly in polls here and itching to get to New Hampshire, used his farewell Iowa campaign event to ask caucus-goers to do what he couldn't: Stop Donald Trump. "You have a chance to define the next stage of this race," Bush told a ballroom full of supporters in an Embassy Suites hotel on Monday afternoon. "I'm counting on you and I trust you." The former Florida governor has essentially conceded Iowa, where polls show him in the low single digits. Bush will not be holding a caucus night party, instead leaving the state this afternoon for New...
  • Hillary Would Eat Carson Alive

    10/26/2015 12:49:37 PM PDT · by Signalman · 89 replies
    dickmorris.com ^ | 10/26/2015 | Dick Morris
    I have all the respect in the world for Ben Carson. For only the second time in American politics, we would have a president who made his name outside of politics prior to his election if he won. (The first, for trivia fans, is Herbert Hoover as an engineer). He is humble, virtuous, honest, reliable, committed. But there is no way on Earth that he could defeat Hillary Clinton or even stand up to her in a debate. Hillary would have him for lunch. Carson combines the limited knowledge of government and budgeting of Sarah Palin with the soft voice...
  • Why Putin Worries About Poland, But Not Obama

    05/16/2014 6:33:14 AM PDT · by dead · 17 replies
    As Russia devours Ukraine, President Obama’s decision to stall missile defenses for Poland looks more and more reckless. Let’s go back to 2009, in the heady days when President Obama was sworn in and his advisers were eager to hit “the reset button” with Russia. The “reset button” was self-congratulation masquerading as a bold new idea. Just because the occupants of the White House had changed, didn’t mean Russia’s long-term interests had. The “reset button” mentality assumed that personalities, not interests, drive nations. Still, Vladimir Putin was shrewd enough to spot a naïf at the poker table and upped the...
  • Boehner starts second speaker term vowing end to one-on-one meetings with Obama

    01/03/2013 4:40:03 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/3/2013 | Fox News
    John Boehner's first order of business in his second term as speaker is no more one-on-one meetings with President Obama. An aide to the speaker, who won re-election to the leadership post Thursday afternoon, confirmed to Fox News that Boehner is done with closed-door talks with the president. Boehner and Obama over the past two years have made two unsuccessful attempts at striking a "grand bargain" deficit-reduction deal. The last set of talks, in the context of crafting a bill to avert the fiscal crisis, ended with Boehner exiting the negotiations and pushing a failed "Plan B" and then being...
  • Gun seller: 'I can't do it anymore'

    12/30/2012 4:15:30 AM PST · by algernon_garnock · 149 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12-17-2012 | Chris Trenkmann
    SEMINOLE, Fla. - As a pawn shop owner, Frank James was always a big believer in gun rights and the second amendment. After all, it was his bread and butter business. But after what he saw in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, he's had a change of heart. "I basically broke into tears and looked up on the wall, seeing the types of firearms I am selling," James said. At the Loan Star Pawn store in Seminole, a glass display case that once housed several Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifles is now empty. The glass counters normally filled with handguns has been...
  • Obama: "Hear It In My Voice ... I Am Frustrated"

    08/11/2011 3:43:29 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 65 replies
    video at link Obama on credit downgrade from Standard & Poor's: "It happened because Washington does not have the capacity to come together and get things done. It was a self-inflicted wound. That is why people are frustrated. Maybe you can hear it in my voice. That is why I am frustrated. Because you deserve better."
  • Presidential Failure

    08/08/2011 5:56:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 8, 2011 | Staff
    Leadership: If the president meant to calm the markets on Monday, he failed utterly — and no wonder. All he did was make it clear he's completely out of ideas on how to get the economy moving again. After his televised remarks, the Dow industrial average continued to fall, finishing 5.5% lower. The Nasdaq plummeted 6.9%. Why should it have been any different? In his brief statement, the only thing President Obama demonstrated was a cluelessness about the country's current mess — of which the debt downgrade is just the latest example — and an even weaker grasp on how...
  • Obama walks abruptly out of 'tense' White House debt meeting, Cantor says

    07/13/2011 10:06:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 79 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 7-13-11 | NEWSCORE
    The fourth consecutive day of debt meetings between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders from both parties ceased abruptly with Obama walking out of Wednesday's talks, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said. Cantor told FOX News Channel that the approximately two-hour meeting at the White House Wednesday "ended with president abruptly walking out of the meeting." He said Obama shoved back from the desk and said "we'll see you tomorrow." "We are very far apart right now," Cantor told FOX, adding, "The progress we made seems to have been erased now." "He [Obama] became very agitated. Said 'Ronald Reagan...
  • Obama’s quick trip from tyrant to weakling

    03/23/2011 6:08:49 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/22/2011 | Dana Milbank
    After two years of being called a tyrant and a dictator, President Obama returns to Washington from a five-day overseas trip to find that he has become a weakling. Would-be opponents such as Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin had been trying out this somewhat contradictory line of attack for more than a month, as Obama gave mixed signals about events in Egypt and Libya. But the “weak leader” charge gained traction over the weekend, as Obama chose to launch the attack on Gaddafi’s forces while on an excellent adventure in South America with his family. At about the...
  • Obama to speak of 'Sputnik moment' in State of the Union (Link to excerpts of speech)

    01/25/2011 4:34:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 25, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    The U.S. is facing a "Sputnik moment" in which it must embrace investments in research and education, President Obama will say at his State of the Union address Tuesday night. Obama, in excerpts of his speech released Tuesday evening, hearkened back to the Sputnik era, when the Russian satellite's 1957 launch set off the "space race" and a decade of intense technological development. "Half a century ago, when the Soviets beat us into space with the launch of a satellite called Sputnik, we had no idea how we’d beat them to the moon. The science wasn’t there yet. NASA didn’t...
  • Obama’s Silence On 5 Americans Murdered in Mexico Becomes Deafening

    11/05/2010 7:33:07 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 28 replies
    The first family, along with an entourage of 3000, head for India on Friday. The traveler-in-chief leaves the United States with no statement on the bloodbath that took place this past week in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, roughly two miles from El Paso and 5 minutes by car from the center of the Texas city. Last May, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, visited Mr. Obama at the White House. The two stood united against Arizona’s audacious attempt to protect its borders and save American lives. The Department Of Justice led by Eric Holder sued the state in July claiming...
  • Our Classy President Tries to Pretend He’s All That

    06/08/2010 9:51:20 AM PDT · by SalAOR · 22 replies · 123+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 6/8/2010 | Sal
    Yesterday, Obama attempted to be hip and cool and tried to show some emotional investment in the BP oil crisis that is rapidly becoming Obama’s Katrina by showing BP that he meant business: I was down there a month ago, before most of these talkin’ heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standin’ in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. and I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, we talk to these folks because they potentially have...
  • Obama Flashback 2008: I Ran a Big Campaign So I Can Handle a Gulf Disaster

    06/07/2010 8:06:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 33+ views
    Before It's News ^ | June 7, 2010
    No wonder he’s talking about kicking butts, he wants to deflect attention away from his own impotence. And he probably doesn’t want anyone reminding him of this boneheaded statement from 2008. Thanks to Byron York for bringing it to our attention. On September 1, 2008, Barack Obama, fresh from his Roman-colonnade speech on the final night of the Democratic convention in Denver, talked to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about Gustav and the Gulf. The question: As president, could he handle an emergency like that? Obama pointed to the size of his campaign and its multi-million dollar budget as evidence of his...
  • Obama Addressing High School Graduates With Teleprompters

    06/07/2010 7:30:27 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 34 replies · 101+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 7, 2010 | RCP Staff
    President Obama uses teleprompters while giving the commencement address at Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan.
  • Obama to Visit Gulf Again 'Soon'; Discussing Delaying Trip to Indonesia Again

    06/03/2010 5:49:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies · 389+ views
    ABC News Blogs ^ | June 3, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    The White House has shown disdain for what officials call the "theatrics" the punditocracy is demanding of the president -- more emoting, more visits to the Gulf, fewer administration spokespeople. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told ABC News: "If the president thought that yelling at the top of his lungs would solve this crisis, he would stand on top of the White House and do that. But he believes this crisis will be solved by plugging the hole and responding to the damage done, not by method acting." And what of the myriad ceremonial events President Obama has hosted...
  • US 'strongly condemns' N.Korea over ship's sinking

    05/20/2010 12:08:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies · 944+ views
    AFP ^ | May 20 2010 | AFP
    US President Barack Obama has expressed his "deep sympathy" to South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak and the Korean people for the 46 sailors who lost their lives aboard the warship, Gibbs said. "The United States strongly condemns the act of aggression that led to their deaths," he added.
  • Obama's view of Cameron: a lightweight, claims magazine

    05/06/2010 3:47:45 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 29 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 05/06/10
    According to tomorrow's New Statesman, Barack Obama was unimpressed by his encounter with David Cameron earlier this year and commented: "What a lightweight!" According to James Macintyre's report, Cameron's attempt to stress his pro-American and Eurosceptic credentials did not meet with Obama's approval. According to Macintyre's diplomatic sources, the Democratic candidate was "distinctly unimpressed" and labelled Cameron a lightweight. Macintyre notes that 48 hours earlier Obama had delivered a speech in Berlin stressing "the importance of Europe's role in our security and our future". Following the meeting with Cameron, Obama apparently asked officials for more information on Tory Euroscepticism. Macintyre...